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Tibetan self-immolator released from prison after six years with one leg missing

One of the two Tibetan monks who staged a twin-self-immolation protest in 2011 was released from prison late last month after having one of his legs amputated. Lobsang Kunchok was released on 28 March from Deyang Prison in Sichuan Province and has since been kept under strict surveillance at his home in Meruma Town in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Post release, Lobsang Kunchok is subjected wide-ranging restrictions and confined to his home. He is not allowed to join his monastery or visit the County town. Friends and relatives are barred from …

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Cousin of Tibetan self-immolator released in poor health after four years in prison

On 12 November, a Tibetan monk named Lobsang Sangyal was released from Mianyang prison near the provincial capital of Chengdu, Sichuan Province in People’s Republic of China. Lobsang Sangyal was a monk at Kirti Monastery in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) County in Ngaba Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province. Chinese authorities restricted the monk’s family members from receiving him outside the prison. Compared to his pre-prison picture with the present, Lobsang Sangyal appears very weak and is said to suffer from memory loss, according to exile Tibetan sources. Previous information released by TCHRD indicates that the monk was detained soon …

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China sentences four peaceful Tibetan protesters for inciting separatism

Four Tibetan monks who had called for freedom, human rights and the long life of the Tibetan spiritual leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama were recently sentenced to prison on charges of inciting separatism. The monks had held peaceful solo protests late last year in separate incidents by holding aloft portraits of the Dalai Lama and shouting slogans along the main road of the Ngaba County town in Ngaba (Ch: Aba) Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan Province, in the Tibetan province of Amdo. TCHRD reported on the detention of the monks in previous updates.

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